Keep Pests Out of College

August 18, 2017

Preventing pest infestations is an effective way for colleges and universities to take care of their students, staff, and facilities. The large numbers of people in and out of buildings, roaming between classes, and living on campus make these institutions hotspots for pests. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), these nuisances are most likely to be found in the following areas: Dorm rooms Classrooms Common areas, such as student…

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The Most Common Hotel and Motel Pests

June 16, 2017

The summer weather is drawing people out of their homes and onto vacations, which means hotels and motels need to be ready for the influx of travelers. This requires more than a tidy appearance though. If a customer notices a pest in his/her room, an establishment’s reputation could be ruined. Rodents, cockroaches, houseflies, and bedbugs are the most common problems. Need to Know… Aside from scaring away potential customers, these…

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3 Ways to Make Your Business Safer

June 1, 2017

Accidents, ranging from a minor paper cut to a significant heart attack, are inevitable. However, mishaps can be prevented when the proper safety measures are in place. The Occupational Safety and Health Association (OSHA), requires establishments to implement preventative measures such as floor mats and first aid kits, and strongly recommends automated external defibrillators (AED).   Safe Floors Businesses are required to maintain risk-free floors. Per OSHA, “Walking-working surfaces are…

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Hygiene Tips for Your Business: Car Dealerships

May 16, 2017

The need to make a great first impression is true for all businesses, particularly car dealerships. Potential buyers have become highly skilled at researching cars beforehand and only visit an average of 1.6 showrooms when they are on the market, which makes clinching each customer who walks in crucial. When shoppers see unsanitary desks and countertops, and smelly, unappealing restrooms, they may leave without even talking to a sales representative….

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Create Green, Clean Air for Your Customers

May 9, 2017

Despite having top-quality products and services, patrons may not return to your establishment if there is an odor issue. A neat and tidy appearance does not always mean the air will smell fresh, especially in restrooms. Everyone is susceptible to catching an unpleasant scent, so no matter how large or small, all restrooms need an air care program.  Identifying Odor Problems According to Pamela Dalton, a cognitive psychologist, people often…

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Moms and Dads Need Access to Baby-Changing Tables

April 27, 2017

Over the last few years, parents have been vocal about the lack of baby-changing tables in men’s public restrooms. This can be very inconvenient for fathers, as they have become much more involved in raising their children and take part in most, if not all parenting duties. To catch up and acknowledge these modern parenting practices, two states in the U.S. are trying to pass bills that will do exactly…

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The Sanitary Vending Machine – It Matters!

April 6, 2017

Approximately 1/4 of the world population is women who are of reproductive age and menstruating. Recently, they have experienced an inconvenient trend of sanitary vending machines often that are empty, in disrepair, or simply missing. A survey found that 86% American women ages 18-54 have found themselves unprepared for their menstrual cycles beginning while they were away from home, such as at work or in public places. In situations like…

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Citron Hygiene and Workplace Essentials…The Perfect Fit!

March 31, 2017

With over 70 years of experience combined, great changes are to come as Citron Hygiene and Workplace Essentials come together to increase their industry presence. They will exchange best practices and combine their product and service offerings with the most efficient operations to best serve their customers in North America. Over the last year, Citron Hygiene has ambitiously grown its food service, facility and restroom hygiene solutions, and pest control business…

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Hygiene Tips for Your Business: Children’s Play Centers

March 15, 2017

Indoor play centers are a child’s dream. They see ball pits, great heights to climb, and fun slides, but while kids are having fun, germs are lurking around. It is crucial for parents to know that these indoor playgrounds are clean and safe, as they may not return if their children become sick after a visit. To reduce cross-contamination and provide a safe environment for all customers, facility managers and…

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How to Solve Common Uric Acid Problems

February 27, 2017

Did You Know? Cleaners consider urine odors and stains to be some of the toughest problems to eliminate in restrooms. The uric acid crystals within urine are the main source of these issues. Once they seep into the floor and tile grout or pipes become blocked, removing the sights and smells can seem impossible. Stains are caused by urine that settles into porous surfaces and creates unsightly, off-colored blemishes.  Some…

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